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basket fish

Origin of basket fish
1745-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • And so it remains to this day as the Governor of Connecticut first christened it, the basket-fish.

    Seaside Studies in Natural History Elizabeth Cabot Cary Agassiz
  • This very singular ophiuran is commonly called the basket-fish, from its resemblance to a basket when the tentacles are rolled up.

    The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide Augusta Foote Arnold

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